Saturday, April 23, 2016

Shakespeare Turned 400 Today! Let's Celebrate With A Giveaway of Worlds Elsewhere by Andrew Dickson!

Today, April 23rd, 2016, marks William Shakespeare's 400th birthday! Incidentally, it's also the anniversary of his death.  In celebration, I have a copy of Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe by Andrew Dickinson, provided by Henry Holt, to give away.

If you ever wanted to know how Shakespeare's fascination with travel, though he never went anywhere, influenced his work, this is the book for you.  But it's more than that, it's also a journey through time as the world has embraced him and his works, of how different cultures have interpreted and assimilated his work into their societies.  It's a fascinating book, and one that I'm still digging into.  I will have a review coming up shortly, but for now, I'm hoping you guys are ready to find out how to get your own copy. 

All you have to do is leave a comment, telling me a personal tidbit about your relationship with Shakespeare.  It's open to interpretation, so I'm looking forward to reading your comments.  Please leave an email address that I can contact you with, if you are the winner.  Sadly, this is only open to U.S. Residents.  The giveaway will run until 11:59 pm CST, on 5/7/2016.  The winner will be selected by random draw, and I will contact the winner by email. The winner will then have 4 days to get in touch with me, before I draw a new winner.  

So good luck, and if you want to read more about the book, please visit the website at: 


Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Ryan, I read abridged versions of Shakespeare's plays in school and since then I have been meaning to read them all for a very long time.

traveler said...

My interest in Shakespeare and his plays began when I was young since they are meaningful, memorable and apply to our lives. When I was 14 my parents took my sister and I to the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in Stratford, Ontario. I was hooked. This was before the town became popular and overrun. Simple, charming, quaint and quiet. I returned when we moved to Ontario. An experience that is unforgettable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

I have quoted many lines from Shakespeare's plays when I want to make a point. Unfortunately the dunderheads are too dense to get the message. Shakespeare deserves recognition and accolades. I appreciate the plays and the messages which are important and profound. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com